Police Arrest Yuma Medical Center Employee Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Yuma Police Department has arrested a medical center employee accused of sexually assaulting three adult men in the past eight months.

Authorities said Saturday the investigation revealed Jose Arias, a 35-year-old employee at the Yuma Regional Medical Center, committed the crimes between December 2020 and August 2021.

Arias was arrested and booked Friday around 10:45 p.m. on various charges of sexual abuse, sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse.

Police said the medical center has been cooperative throughout the investigation.

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with information about the case to contact the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-CRIME at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.


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